Following on from last month’s Glittering Gemstones Puzzle Review I was kindly sent a Used Car Lot Puzzle from Ravensburger, which was another 1000 piece puzzle, to review.
While I’ve been enjoying doing puzzles again, the 1000 piece puzzle from last month nearly broke me. It was really hard and took me over 10 hours to complete, so I was quite apprehensive about this one I can tell you.
The Used Car Lot puzzle was created by artist Geoff Tristram and features “Honest Harry’s” used car lot. It forms part of the Best of British range of puzzles from Ravensburger.
This puzzle, although 1000 pieces, was a lot more fun to make than the Glittering Gemstones puzzle. As always, I made the border first before starting on the body of the puzzle.
This puzzle has lots of different elements to it, including colour groups and text groups. I started by picking out pieces with text on them and putting them together, using the picture on the box to aid with them. The areas I chose started coming together really quickly.
Next I picked out all the purple and blue coloured pieces and started putting together the purple and blue cars and again they came together quite easily. The green car quickly followed suit.
I was really excited by how quickly I was putting together this puzzle compared to my last 1000 piece puzzle and all-in-all it took me five and three quarter hours to complete this puzzle, just over half the time it took me to complete the other one.
And I’ll let you in on a little secret, I enjoyed this one more. I think the array of colours and text it contains made it easier to piece together sections compared to the white/black Glittering Gemstones puzzle.
WHAT I LOVED ABOUT THE USED CAR LOT PUZZLE FROM RAVENSBURGER:
- High quality puzzle.
- Easy to do and complete.
- Nice variety of colours and text which help make it easy to complete.
- This 1000 piece puzzle would not be too difficult for a novice puzzle maker.
- The softclick technology that produces a smooth puzzle.
- Made from strong premium grade cardboard, with a linen finish to minimise glare on the puzzle image.
- Very easy to lose a few hours to this puzzle without realising.
- Measures 70 x 50cm when complete.
- Ideal for ages 12+.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT THE USED CAR LOT PUZZLE FROM RAVENSBURGER:
This 1000 piece Used Car Lot puzzle from Ravensburger was very enjoyable to complete and not difficult at all. It certainly wouldn’t need an advanced puzzle maker to complete it and I think anyone would enjoy making this puzzle. I certainly did.
So if you are looking for a puzzle to while away a few hours with this Used Car Lot puzzle from Ravensburger might just be what you are looking for. It retails at around £11.99 and is available from Amazon and other major retailers. Why not check out the full range of puzzles available at Ravensburger. They cater for both children and adults!
Thanks for reading,
*I received a Used Car Lot Puzzle from Ravensburger for the purpose of this review. However, as always, these are my own honest thoughts and opinions of the products.
**This review contains an Amazon Affiliate Link. You can read more about this in the disclosure section of my Work With Me page.